• FRINGE BENEFITS: A Conversation with Bob Gullotti

    FRINGE BENEFITS: A Conversation with Bob Gullotti

    The following is an article I conducted with the late Bob Gullotti in the fall of 2003 for Massachusetts Percussion News that went unpublished. I was a regular student of Bob's for many years, but he will always remain "my teacher". I considered him a master teacher and mentor and most importantly a great friend. I know I share this relationship with literally thousands of professional drummers and to me that is the ultimate testament to his mastery as a teacher and person. I hope you enjoy hearing his great insights and the great wealth of knowledge contained in the article below.

    Avant-garde Jazz drummer Bob Gullotti, a first call Boston area musician, has been pushing the boundaries of Jazz drumming for almost forty years. During this time, he has worked with over five decades of modern Jazz heavy weights, the likes of which include J.J. Johnson, Eddie Henderson, Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner, John Medeski, John Abercrombie, George Mraz, Miroslav Vitous, and Joey Calderazzo to name only a few. Not limited only to jazz, Gullotti is a most versatile musician and has worked extensively with rock artists Trey Anastasio and Phish and most recently the Cuban Free Jazz Project...